Danielle Green-Byrd: Triumph Over Tragedy
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The paper describes how Danielle Green, a star athlete and U.S. Army soldier, suffered the loss of an arm in her military service in Iraq. The paper discusses how Danielle has had to recover physically and psychologically from the injury, has had to learn how to function in the physical world again and has had to re-define her sense of self. The paper shows how Danielle has been exceptional in her resolve to overcome the problems facing her changes in life.
From the Paper:"In the face of tragedy, the human being survives. This is a generalized truth - that our species is nothing if not a survivor. How else could we have prevailed in the ultimate predator contest over the vast millennia of our existence? With no natural weapons, no protections against the elements or nature, the human being is a hairless, toothless, slow, infantile creature next to the wolf, the tiger or the shark. Yet, that which makes us human is what makes us crave life, even in the face of tragedy. This is a generalization - there are innumerable instances of when a person has simply given up, stopped trying or even wanting to live but in the course of human history, that is the exception to the rule. In fact, for many, tragedy translates into a completely reinvigorated dedication to life and living. We have all known someone who turned a personal devastation into an affirmation. Danielle Green, a star athlete, a U.S. Army soldier, and now a dedicated educator and aspiring scholar lost her left arm in an RPG attack in Iraq three years ago and is a prime example of the type of survival turned inspiration."
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